Why Islands are popular with Honeymooners ?

Grand Baie in Mauritius

Island destinations are traditionally been considered “Honeymoon Destinations” because of their popularity with honeymooners. Having travelled to many Island destination over the years, let me share my insight into what really makes these islands tick for honeymooners.

Exotic Character

Beaches, palm fringed groves, drives, viewpoints all give Islands an exotic character. Honeymooners love long walk on silver sand beaches, sit by a beach front restaurant and get charmed by the exotic character of the Islands

Stunning views from Medhufushi Island Resort


Islands especially in Indian Ocean often have tropical weather and therefore good to travel anytime of the year.

Little preparation and Less Hassle

Islands often are getaways where travellers stay for a week or less. This is perfect time for two individuals to relax, spend some time together and get their life started. There is convenient connection from these islands and they often have a simple Visa process (often Visa on arrival). A First time International travellers are able to procure visas as easily as an experienced International traveller.


Arriving to large hotels, crowded cities with a bagful of things to do, can take honeymooners away from the prime focus of enjoying the togetherness. Contrary to this, Islands offer charming resorts, villas and retreats, often around great views and naturally beautiful surroundings oozing with charm and exclusivity. It offers a great setting, sets the right mood and pace for the honeymoon.

Stunning Water Villas of Velassaru

Less Inhibited, Less Complex, Less tiring and totally chilled out

Idea of a honeymoon is for two individuals to understand each other and lay foundation of a happy life ahead.  Islands are small and can be easily navigated around. Moving around is less tiring. There are no compelling ideas or experiences to pursue and idea is to just enjoy the togetherness. Islanders are generally chilled out characters and add to the comfort of the honeymooners.

Couples enjoy Exclusivity on an Island Resort

Simple Experiences and setting the tone

Travel itineraries can be hectic leaving very little time to experience togetherness. Islands on the contrary offer simple experiences. A walk on the beach, a short self drive, some watersports, spending time by a bar / cafe and a candle lit dinner, all add to time spend together and go a long way in setting the right tone for times ahead.

Sea Kayaking in Kurumba Village Maldives
Sea Kayaking in Kurumba Village Maldives

Budget and Value for money

Indian marriages can be an expensive affair and budgets for a honeymoon can be limited. Less than a week duration, short direct flights ensure that honeymooners spend most of the budget on hotels and local experiences, thus getting maximum bang for the buck.

Self Driving in Bali is Fun
Self Driving in Bali is Fun


Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Reunion, Islands of Thailand, Islands of Indonesia,  Islands of Malaysia are some of the examples popular destination for honeymooners

For further insights and recommendations do write to our sector experts on expert@nivalink.co.in


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